Creating a conversation around trans characters in cinema

Posted on August 27, 2019


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A look at how ‘Super Deluxe’ depicts a trans character as neither villain nor saint, but as simply flawed and all-too-human.

By now, I think it’s safe to say the “gay film” (i.e. films about two men in love or in a relationship) or the “lesbian film” (films about two women in love or in a relationship) are fairly well-established in the context of “mainstream” Indian cinema. First off, I wish emphasise that qualification. This is not to diminish the important work done by filmmakers like Sridhar Rangayan (over the years) and Sudhanshu Saria (more recently) and many, many others. It’s just an indication that this article is going to focus on films that are released in theatres (as opposed to, say, those that are screened at festivals), because that’s the truest sign that a trend or a thought or a lifestyle has percolated into the society at large.

Continued at the link above.

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